Yesterday Irene and I went to lunch at Vallarta's Taqueria on 41st near Portola. A great little surfer's neighborhood that has only lately begun the inevitable gentrification. We were pretty pleased with ourselves for our thrifty $3.95 lunches. Afterward though we walked over to Modern Life and fell in love with this shuttered mirror. It's an old window frame from the desert in Northern India and it was one of those must have items, you know? Here our Christmas tree is reflected in one half of the mirror. So much for budgets. Maybe in 2008?